The Fairest Of Them All

Mirror, mirror, on the wall … Well, who cares what it thinks? With the latest whitening products in the market, you can control how you want to look, and be as fair as you’d like to be.

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Lancome Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal

Joining the Lancome’s whitening Blanc Expert range is Derm-Crystal, an essence that promises to not just whiten skin, but also help your skin to achieve crystal-brightness. Lancome’s scientists discovered that dermal cells affect the way skin reflects natural light, and included Dermactyl Complex, which consists of soy, sunflower, mint and rose extracts in Derm-Crystal, to target at specific cells to offer a potent whitening solution. Available at S$175 at all Lancome counters.
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Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
We already know that Vitamin C is a fabulous ingredient for skin brightening. We also know the weakness of Vitamin C is that it is highly unstable. Kiehl’s scientists have come up with the perfect solution by formulating Activated C, a water-soluble ingredient that has the same benefits as Vitamin C, but is highly stable so it does not lose efficacy or discolouration over time. The ingredient is found in the Clearly Corrective Dark Spots Solution which doesn’t just eliminate the appearance of dark spots, but also prevent melanin from transferring to the skin’s surface. Available at S$90 at all Kiehl’s stores.

Strivectin-WH Photo White Booster Serum
NIA-114. No, it’s not the name of the latest NASA shuttle. Instead, it’s a key ingredient found in the new Strivectin-WH Photo White Booster Serum. The NIA-114 is said to be a breakthrough ingredient that helps fight the triggers of hyperpigmentation, combating the problem of dark spots at the root level. It brightens the appearance of skin by normalising the transfer of pigments and rebuilding skin health. This paraben-free serum is said to present obvious results — translucent-looking skin and even complexion — within four weeks. It was just launched at Sephora this month. Also available at Metro Paragon, Escentials at Tangs Orchard and Robinsons from April, at S$140.

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SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist Concentrate.
SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist Concentrate

SK-II discovered that cell proliferation is impaired when the skin contains excessive melanin which causes the rate of cell turnover to slow down. As a result, melanin-containing cells become harder to eliminate. Sounds like a horrible vicious cycle? Enter the SK-II Whitening Spots Specialist Concentrate, which contains the Root Complex. The Root Complex combines the efficacies of De-Melano P3C, Pitera and Pal-pal extract. This product visibly diminishes spots by loosening and removing them and promises to be able to treat even “five-year-old stubborn” spots within 28 days. Available at all SK-II counters at S$209.

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